Gift Card Ratings

Delaware Gift Card Law

Last updated on March 18, 2011


What we like:

  • Delaware has legally specified whether or not gift cards escheat to the state

What could be better:

  • No limits on expiration dates
  • No maximum post-sale fee or minimum time frame before charging monthly fees
  • Merchants are not required to give cash back
  • No legal definition of a gift card or gift certificate
  • Value will escheat to the state after 5 years of inactivity
  • Delaware does not maintain a consumer-centric web page dedicated to gift card laws

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Good to know for Delaware residents:

If the expiration date is less than 5 years, the value of the card will escheat to the state upon expiration.

Delaware Attorney General Information

Attorney General: Joseph R. "Beau" Biden, III (D)
Phone: (302) 577-8338